“I Feel Like Popping Some Cherries in Poland” – Jon Jones Hints Who His Next Opponent Will Be

Published 04/18/2020, 8:47 AM EDT


Jon Jones is very active on Twitter. He took time out of getting back at Anthony Smith and targeted Dominick Reyes instead. In the tweet, the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion also hinted at his next opponent. 

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“Now suddenly I’m afraid of a good dogfight? Pretty sure I walked him down for 25 minutes straight when we fought. One thing about being the champion of the world, you got to search for fresh meat on every soil. I feel like popping some cherries in Poland, haven’t had that yet.”

The tweet was in response to Reyes claiming ‘Bones’ does not want to fight him.

Reyes said, “it was a straight dog fight brother. I don’t think he wants to do that again. I don’t think he wants these hands again. He doesn’t want to get in this dog fight with me.”

‘Bones’ and ‘The Devastator’ fought at UFC 247. The former won the fight, but the reaction in the arena and on social media hints that the challenger was robbed that night. 

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With the polarising nature of the result, a rematch between the two seems the way to go. However, ‘Bones’ is proving to be the stumbling block here. By the term Poland in this tweet, he hinted at his next title defense being against Jan Blachowicz. 

The 37-year old is on a three-fight winning streak. Furthermore, as the 4th ranked Light Heavyweight he is in with a chance to fight for the title as ‘Bones’ has beaten the first three contenders. 

Could UFC President Dana White have a say on ‘Bones’ next opponent? He told TMZ, “you’d be crazy to not think he (Reyes) deserves a rematch.” 

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Jones has been showcasing how cool he is on Twitter with ripostes directed towards Anthony Smith. Do you think he should showcase this grant Reyes an immediate rematch and silence the doubters? Or is he right in moving onto a new challenge?

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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